[Dovecot] Test suite? Was [Dovecot-news] 1.0.rc21 released

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Feb 5 17:55:15 UTC 2007

On 5.2.2007, at 17.27, Eric Rostetter wrote:

> As I said, I wouldn't expect _you_ alone to implement a unit test  
> suite,
> as it would be way too big of a project.  But is is something the
> community could do for the CVS HEAD code, so it would be there for
> dovecot 2.x when that comes due.  But it is up to you if you want this
> or not.

Well, sure a test suite would be nice. It would be also nice if  
someone with some experience in them would create the beginnings of  
it. I've some vague ideas about how it could work, but my past test  
suite experience is pretty small.

> Creating an IMAP test is going to be harder than you would think also,
> if you want to test mbox, maildir, and dbox all over local disk, NFS,
> AFS, etc.  And even then, as has been pointed out, all you've tested
> is the IMAP functions (no pop3, deliver, sieve, etc).  I'd see it
> more as a stop gap method if done ad hoc.

I was thinking that the IMAP test suite could be useful also outside  
Dovecot. There's been talk about such test suite once in a while in  
imap-protocol list. So it could check for both basic protocol  
compliance and for specific bugs in different servers.

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